Valerie Kirshner has asked me to spread the word about the Knight News Challenge – here’s the info:
“It is open to community-minded digital news innovators worldwide — journalists, software designers, bloggers, and students of any age.
“This competition is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, who fund excellence in journalism and freedom of expression worldwide. They are offering up to $5 million this year alone to winning participants. It’s something that can really change a person’s life.
“Applications will be closing Oct. 15.”
And even if you don’t enter, help improve the entries by visiting the Read & Comment page of the site.